Wine is healthy in many ways and provides a variety of benefits for consumers, besides being linked to a social act or a form of entertainment. Moreover, the French have been trying to promote wine in a hospital. There, a wine bar opened to encourage patients to consume wine as part of a palliative therapy.
This initiative offers several benefits that position France as a pioneer in the introduction of wine as palliative therapy. The hospital lies in Clermont-Ferrand and therapy’s working very well, which is helping to encourage patients to keep going with their treatment. They feel just fine, having fun and medical attention while drinking wine!
Usually, life in the hospital lacks some pleasures we enjoy in our daily lives, so these initiatives are proving to be of interest also to other countries.
- Patients and family relationship. In these wine bars, family and patients get together to have a good quality time – away from this hospital atmosphere.
- Improving the lives of patients. These palliative therapies aim to improve the lives of patients during the time they are in the hospital.
- Wine cellar. This wine bar has featured wines, it has a cellar to preserve the wines in point.
- Hospital workers. For workers in the hospital, this initiative is entirely positive. Firstly, because they will also benefit from this wine bar. Secondly, this initiative reinforces contact between the patients and the hospital employees.
Although France is a pioneer of this initiative, it is worth mentioning that other hospitals in other countries have also signed up to offer this kind of therapy.
Uvinum wine recommendations
May the selection be helpful while therapy!
M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014: Through biodynamics Michel Chapoutier gets the best out of his wines, reminding us of images from the South of France with its warm colours and scents of Mediterranean woods.
Whispering Angel Rosé 2015has its name from the Whispering Angels chapel from the early 19th century with two cherubs above the altar. The rosé managed to outshine its 2014 vintage which had already convinced many renowned wine critics.
Château Bergat 2009: Pork and lamb are ideal to match this red wine from Saint-Emilion. 4,5 points on 5 is the average score of Château Bergat 2009 according to Uvinum users with scores of Wine Spectator: 91.